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Crime Rate in Jacksonville, Florida Increases

Crime statistics in Jacksonville, Florida show that violent crime in Jacksonville has increased from 2006 to 2007, although violent crime across the country has decreased. According to an article on Firstcoastnews.com, reports of violent crime (such as murders, rapes and robberies) in Jacksonville increased by over 22% from 2006 to 2007. The Jacksonville Journey is an initiative created by the city of Jacksonville designed to rectify the increasing violent crime trend in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Journey recommends an increased police presence in Jacksonville neighborhoods along with other strategies which can be found here.